Review on The Old Rectory
Widely touted as 'the best kept secret in Norwich', this Grade-II listed Georgian residence sits peacefully in an acre of secluded grounds and gardens overlooking the Yare Valley - just a short drive from the city centre. Over the years, caring family owners have transformed the ivy-clad house into a relaxed and beguiling retreat - complete with a swimming pool and delightful terrace.
After an aperitif outside or by the blazing fire in the drawing room, progress to the restaurant for dinner. In an elegant setting of candles and panelling, visitors can enjoy a daily fixed-price menu built around local supplies. A typical meal might begin with roasted pumpkin soup or roasted wild pigeon salad with walnuts, orange, rocket and a Norfolk honey and soy dressing. After that, perhaps, medallions of Barnard's sirloin with roasted parsnips and baby leek sauce or venison with spiced red cabbage, parsley mash and black cherry sauce. To finish, hot bitter chocolate mousse with a pot of crème fraîche is worth the 15-minute wait.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 7.00 - 8.30pm (last orders) Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express